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Post Doctoral Fellow, Genetic Engineering and Plant Biotechnology

17 Jan 2023 16:15 | Anonymous
Competition No. - A108447555

Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.

Location

This role is in-person at University of Alberta, North Campus Edmonton.

Working for the Department/Faculty Summary

Faculty of Medicine. The position is supervised by Dr. Marianna Kulka in Medical Microbiology and Immunology. The research is part of the drug delivery and transfection

project at the Nanotechnology Research Centre and is in collaboration with Dr. Wei Xiao at the University of Saskatchewan.

Position Summary

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Marianna Kulka and Dr. Xiao to develop biopolymer and lipid nanoparticles for the delivery of DNA to protoplasts. The efficacy of using several polymer and lipid designs for efficient transfection without loss in viability will be investigated. The position provides opportunities to work on interdisciplinary research project in collaboration with synthetic organic chemists, chemical engineers and cell biologists at the Nanotechnology Research Centre. The successful candidate for this position needs to be an enthusiastic and passionate researcher and capable of self-directed problem-solving.

This is a 3-year position with potential for renewal. Salary is $48,000 per annum.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Ability to multitask when required and outstanding time management skills.

  • Ability to work safely, effectively and independently in a lab environment.

How to Apply

Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applications, including cover letter, cv, transcript and the names and contact for three references can be submitted to Marianna.Kulka@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca or wei.xiao@usask.ca with the subject line, “PDF opportunity.”

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent

residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents

cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is

committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications

from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit

persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any

sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute

to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

 
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